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Let's take a stand against unethical businesses

If you found out that a brand you love, or a company you buy from all the time, is guilty of child labour or pollution, what would you do? That's the question we asked a group of young people on Voices of Youth, in collaboration with the Guardian Sustainable Business to find out what you...

Equality

Posted no picture Pia Fleig

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Member since December 23, 2014
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I believe in equality. Equality in its absolute purest way. Because if we break it down to the basics, we cannot find a difference in us. Everyone of us is a human being. We are made of atoms which once were part of one giant earth ball - long before there was life. Every nuance - and every thought - comes from there. From atoms such as hydrogen, iron, carbonate, oxygen and nitrogen. That is what we are made of. Each and everyone of us. And everyone of us has a heart that p...


HOPE

Posted Avatar Tosin Adekunle

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Member since June 5, 2013
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HOPE Like feathers that perch in the soul, The tune without the words, Resembling the distant sounds of trains, Carrying life-saving embers of Victorian coal. Beautiful things come out of nowhere, A touch of providence ushered by the diviner's sword. We cannot always understand, But we have to trust. The sages say, 'question everything', The cynic cheers 'yes'. Reality erodes all affection, Faith, love and spirit charge screaming, 'bless!' 'Hum...


Girls Empowerment

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Member since June 28, 2014
  • 27 Posts

Although half of the total population of the world is composed of females, females are lagging far behind than males. Mostly gender inequality contributes to the backward position of females because it is gender inequality that causes lack of education, malnutrition, early marriage, trafficking of girls & women, physical & mental violence over girls & women etc. So, to minimize the gender inequality & to empower girls in the school, we organized "Girls Rising Documentary Show &am...


In the Worst Year of Child Rights

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Member since June 28, 2014
  • 27 Posts

According to UNICEF Report, 2014, the year 2014 is declared as the worst year for child rights. According to the report, globally 230 million children live in the countries & areas torn by armed conflicts. Children are facing war, violence, atrocities & violence. They are killed, orphaned, kidnapped, tortured, raped & even sold as slaves. We can't forget the kidnapping incident of 200 Nigerian school girls & most recent attack on school children in Peshewar. Although the world i...


The Power of Virtual Volunteering

Posted no picture Jennifer Tran

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Member since December 2, 2013
  • 2 Posts

While studying for final exams at the Trinity College library in Hartford, Connecticut, USA, I received a phone call from one of my mentees, an economically disadvantaged high school senior whom I have been advising on his college applications throughout the academic year. I connected with him through The Collegiate Blog, a virtual college admissions mentoring program that matches experienced U.S. undergraduate student mentors with economically disadvantaged and underrepresented U....


A Poem for Ebola

Posted Avatar Unitika Schlawenger

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Member since June 19, 2014
  • 9 Posts
  • Age 16

This is a poem which I have written for Ebola Awareness. It is a cover of a song too (see note afterwards) Light one candle for the Ebola victims With hope that their light doesn’t die Light one candle for the pain they endured When their right to live was denied Light one candle for the terrible sacrifice Justice and freedom demand But light one candle for the wisdom to know How to stop Ebola from invading our lands. Don't let the light go out! Ebola...


En México a nivel nacional el número de personas en situación de pobreza fue de 53.3 millones en 2012. En México, históricamente las comunidades indígenas y rurales, han padecido la falta de oportunidades educativas, las cuales siguen enfrentando problemas de discriminación y exclusión social. La inversión educativa sigue siendo desfavorable y los programas educativos siguen sin atender las necesidades reales de la población. No existe una distribución equitativa de lo...


Girl effect en Tenancingo

Posted Avatar Valeria Martínez Guzmán

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Member since June 21, 2014
  • 22 Posts
  • Age 16

En Girl Effect hemos adquirido un compromiso con Tenancingo y su gente con la que en el año pasado tuvimos la oportunidad de convivir, de darnos cuenta que no todo es trata de personas. Indudablemente la trata de personas en cualquiera de sus formas es condenable, pero la que, generalmente, mas nos lastima es la que tiene como objetivo la explotación sexual en sus distintas variantes. En fechas recientes algunos medios de comunicación han catalogado al municipio de Tenancingo...


Palestina.

Posted Avatar Valeria Martínez Guzmán

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Member since June 21, 2014
  • 22 Posts
  • Age 16

Este 2014, se cumplieron 47 años de la ocupación militar israelí en el territorio palestino de Cisjordania, franja de Gaza y Jerusalén Oriental. Durante estos años, Israel ha cometido incontables violaciones contra los derechos humanos de la población civil palestina y contrario a lo establecido en la Cuarta Convención de Ginebra relativa a la debida protección a las personas civiles en tiempos de guerra. La franja de Gaza, parte del territorio palestino ocupado, ha vivido...


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